A 1.5 mile long track located in a Northeastern suburb of Charlotte, this super speedway was the first track to offer night-time racing and full-time residential condominiums by the track. The speedway's nearly year-round calendar of events, including monster truck rallies, auto fairs, dirt track racing and vintage car shows, makes it an irresistible magnet for visitors across the state. This is a good place to take the kids for a smaller event, or a way to soak up Southern sporting culture and excitement during the races. Nearby campgrounds are well-equipped, so you can stay for more than a day if you like.
Children can explore the creatures that call the ocean their home at SEA LIFE Charlotte - Concord Aquarium. This aquarium boasts over 5,000 creatures that visitors can see and learn more about. There are also educational talks and 20 interactive exhibits that are specially designed for children. Be sure to visit their 180-degree ocean tunnel, where visitors are surrounded by various ocean creatures as they swim around.
The Billy Graham Library pays tribute to late American Christian evangelist Billy Graham. The place opened in the year 2007 and spreads across 40,000-square-foot (3,700 meter square). The library features a number of artifacts from different facets of Graham's life, from his small beginnings on a farm to his career as a prominent minister, the place covers everything. Many find the library to be a site of inspiration, regardless of religious connotations.
Much like SoHo, NoDa (North Davidson Street) is a bustling area in the city of Charlotte. There is lots to see and do in this famous arts district, for both visitors and locals. Restaurants, theatres, bars, shops and galleries abound here. Visit during the annual Gallery Crawl to check out the area's fascinating art scene. An amalgamation of culture and cuisine, this district is cloaked in an air of enjoyment, making it a must-visit. Check the website for what's happening at various venues in the area.
Even after having done whitewater rafting, kayaking, flat-water paddling, hiking, climbing, or biking at Charlotte's National Whitewater Center, the place is sure to keep you wanting more. An initiative that contributes to the preservation of the Catawba River and its natural surroundings, the activities organized by the center require a certain level of fitness, but are memorable nevertheless.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is one of the important and well known venues of Charlotte. Spread across an area of 150,000-square-feet (13,935 square meter), this sprawling facility boasts ultra modern equipment and sophisticated amenities. As the name suggests, it is dedicated to NASCAR, and is a perfect starting point for all those who are unaware about auto racing. The Hall of Fame has a special exhibition hall that displays artifacts that give you detailed information on car racing. It also has specialized simulator rides and interactive displays that further add to the experience. Apart from that, the on-site venues like Belk High Octane Theater, Great Hall and Legends Room can be hired for private functions.